Whether the subject matter focus of your practice is consumer fraud, employment, insurance, environmental, securities, or antitrust, civil rights or something else altogether, it’s hard to be an effective class action lawyer unless you have a basic understanding of regulatory issues and practice.
So, while it’s not directly class action-related, may I recommend an upcoming CLE program that might be of great benefit. The program, titled Regulatory Advocacy: Your Role in Devising and Affecting a Positive Outcome for Your Clients in the Different Regulatory Spheres is sponsored by Colorado Bar Association CLE and the Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section, and is co-chaired by two of my Baker Hostetler colleagues, Rico Munn and Rick Levin. Rico is the former Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, and Rick is a former in-house lawyer with significant experience in the areas of corporate compliance, financial services, and electronic trading platforms. The program is scheduled for April 6, 2012, and you can attend either in person or by live webcast. The esteemed panel of faculty includes top academics, regulatory officials, attorneys, and business leaders.
Here is a link to the Colorado Bar Association CLE website page for the program, where you can get more information and register.